This week in Winning Post

Yes, it's the horses' birthday on Monday, but you get the present ... a couple of days early.

This weekend's Winning Post is our famous calendar edition. Inside is our top-quality 28-page wall calendar featuring pictorial highlights of the season just ending and all the racedates, feature dates and big sporting events for the coming 12 months.

This edition always sells out so make sure you get to the newsagent bright and early.

Of course, you also get all the usual features of your whirlaway Winning Post, including Australia's best form coverage from Friday to Monday.

At Caulfield, spring comes early with the running of the weight-for-age Bletchingly Stakes, while at Morphettville the top youngsters battle it out in the SA Lightning.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the meetings at Geelong, Canberra and Port Macquarie.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Belmont in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Devonport (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition) and Townsville (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 4, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

Winning Post costs $5 and is available Thursday afternoon in selected Melbourne newsagents, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere.

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Inside Winning Post July 30 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Geelong, Canberra, Port Macquarie
Caulfield, Randwick, Morphettville, Doomben, Belmont, Devonport (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition), Townsville (Qld edition)
Sunday: Park, Wodonga, Gundagai, Sunshine Coast
What does the NSW dog racing ban mean for horse racing?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Canterbury Park Saturday - R5 N2 McCreery 2nd
Canterbury Park Saturday - R6 N2 Encostanati 6th
Bendigo Sunday - R4 N2 Wells 3rd
Letter of the Week

Well picked

I congratulate the owners of the Ciaron Maher-trained two-year-old colt Havildar, who ran a close third last Saturday at Caulfield.
What a thoughtfully and cleverly named horse he is.
His sire, Sepoy, carries the name by which Indian soldiers were referred to during the days of the English occupation of India, and a Havildar was a non-commissioned officer — a sergeant — in that army.
The name derives from the Persian “hawaldar”, meaning “one in charge”.
Truly a fine name for any steed.


Michael J. Gamble
Belmont (Vic)
Today's Racing
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Social Networking

Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: